Tummy Tuck with Lipo
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I've been waiting years for a TT. Was going to...
- 4 Sep 2012
- 20 days pre
I've been waiting years for a TT. Was going to have one in 2006, lost 35 pounds then went for my pre-op and found out I was pregnant! Ugh! Needless to say I never had it done and now things look 100% worse! Luckily I am now able to do it and pregnancy is no longer an issue since I had all my "plumbing" removed in 2010! =)
This time I lost 15 pounds really quick, 2 weeks but I haven't been able to lose any more, actually gained 4 back even though I'm doing everything the same. I feel drained and disappointed with myself! I think that's part of the depression I seem to be going through. I should be super excited but I'm really not. I keep worrying if my TT will look like what "I" anticipate. I have this image in my head and wonder if it will turn out the same. I guess that's a question for my PS. I'm also having lipo on my back and hips.
I'm not worried about my house or kids, my hubby is great....I worry more about my recovery; do I need a recliner or a hospital bed in my house; will I be able to stand the pain since I can't tolerate pain meds; will my back pain get worse than it already is......
Anyone else feel like this?
Ok, so I wrote this then took pics of my belly to post with this.....OMG! It looks so much worse in pictures LOL! These pics definitely get me a little more excited! ROTFL!
I just had my Pre-Op appointment! I was there for...
- 10 Sep 2012
- 15 days pre
I am now 24 hours post-op. I'm in a little more...
- 26 Sep 2012
- 1 day post
Ok, I just took some new pics....I think it looks...
- 26 Sep 2012
- 1 day post
I'm now 3-days post-op and can't believe how great...
- 28 Sep 2012
- 3 days post
Just had a follow up with my PS, one week post op....
- 1 Oct 2012
- 6 days post
3 weeks post op and feeling really good. I would...
- 17 Oct 2012
- 22 days post
My scar is still covered with tape that i change every other day. It looks amazing....like a slit across hip to hip. I've seen lots of scars on this site and when I compare mine to those I think mine looks crazy good. I owe that to my AMAZING ps Dr. Waldman. The only area that looks a little "scar-ish" is where one of my drains were. This one didn't come out until week 2 so the skin around it got a little inflamed and the whole from the drain is still trying to close. My bb looks good, healing well and the stitches are starting to melt off. It's nice and round like I wanted.
My 6 weeks appointment is scheduled for Nov. 5th. At this time we'll discuss scar therapy...right now we're just doing the tape and it looks great. Also discuss compression garments. Hopefully I can go into one of those spanx type and get rid of these ones my ps gave me.
All in all I am EXTREMELY happy with my choice of ps and of course my results! The whole process is easier than I expected!
I'm adding pictures of my TT review today at 22...
- 20 Oct 2012
- 25 days post
I'm now 6 weeks post op. I just got the "A-OK" to...
- 9 Nov 2012
- 2 months post
I feel amazing! I don't have any of the issues I see my other "September Tuckers" having like swelling, discomfort or pain. I don't get tired even after a long day......I am pretty much back to my pre-surgery self minus the huge gut! I attribute this to my ps, Dr. Waldman. I think he's an amazingly skilled surgeon and I HIGHLY recommend him!
I first found Dr. Waldman here on Real Self but it wasn't until I seen his before/after photos that I decided to make an appointment for a consultation. Meeting him just sealed the deal. He is very knowledgeable, has a great bedside manner and won't talk you into doing something that you don't need to have done. www.waldmanplasticsurgeryanddermatology.com